Professor Rosaleen Duffy
MA (Manchester); PhD (Lancaster)
Professor in the Political Ecology of Development
- Professor Rosaleen Duffy
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- SOAS, University of London
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- Environment, Governance and Development
- Environment, Governnance and Development (MSc RID)
- Political Ecology of Development
PhD Students supervised
I take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding conservation, and my work draws on international politics, geography and sociology. I am interested in debates on global environmental governance, especially the roles of international NGOs and international treaties. I am particularly interested in how global environmental management plays out on the ground, how it is contested, challenged and resisted. I also work on the politics of tourism, especially ecotourism, and I think it is important to place it in the wider context of the international system; this allows us to trace the underlying links between tourism and global capitalism. I am also developing a research project around the new war for biodiversity, including the use of new technologies of surveillance for enforcement.
My current research focuses on wildlife conservation, tourism and illicit trading networks. I have fieldwork experience in Zimbabwe, Belize, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Botswana, Thailand and South Africa.
My main funded research projects are:
Principal Investigator, ESRC grant of £94,000 (ESRC reference RES-000-22-2599) Neoliberalising Nature? A Comparative Analysis of Asian and African Elephant Based Ecotourism (Dec 2007-October 2008).
Principal Investigator, ESRC grant of £42,000 (ESRC reference RES-000-22-0342) Global Environmental Governance and Local Resistances. Oct. 2003-July 2004.
Principal Investigator, ESRC grant of £39,919 (ESRC reference R000223013) ‘The Geopolitics of Bioregions: Conservation and Erosion of National Boundaries’. (Oct. 1999 to Oct. 2000)
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Duffy, Rosaleen (2010) Nature Crime: How We're Getting Conservation Wrong. London: Yale University Press.
Brockington, Dan and Duffy, Rosaleen and Igoe, James (2008) Nature Unbound: Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas. London : Earthscan.
Smith, Mick and Duffy, Rosaleen (2003) The Ethics of Tourism Development. London: Routledge. (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)
Duffy, Rosaleen (2002) A Trip Too Far: Ecotourism, Politics and Exploitation. London: Earthscan.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2000) Killing for Conservation: The Politics of Wildlife in Zimbabwe. Oxford: James Currey. (African Arguments Series)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Brockington, Dan and Duffy, Rosaleen, eds. (2011) Conservation and Capitalism. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (Antipode Book Series; previously published as a special issue of Antipode vol 42, no 3)
Duffy, Rosaleen, ed. (2006) The Politics of Ecotourism. Special issue of the Journal of Ecotourism (Vol.5, No.1&2). Taylor & Francis.
Cochrane, Feargal and Duffy, Rosaleen and Selby, Jan, eds. (2003) Global Governance, Conflict and Resistance. London: Palgrave.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2009) 'The meanings of CBNRM in global conservation.' In: Mukamuri, B.B. and Manjengwa, J.M. and Anstey, S., (eds.), Beyond Proprietorship: Murphree’s Laws on Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa. Harare/Ottawa: Weaver Press/International Development Research Center.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2008) 'Ivory Trade: Enforceability, Effectiveness and Ethical Concerns.' In: Wemmer, C. and Christen, K., (eds.), Elephants and Ethics: The Morality of Coexistence. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, pp. 451-467.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2007) 'Peace parks and global politics: the paradoxes and challenges of global governance.' In: Ali, Saleem, (ed.), Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 55-68.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2007) 'Shadow states: globalisation, criminalisation and environmental change.' In: Briquet, J-F. and Favarel-Garrigues , G., (eds.), Milieux criminels et pouvoir politique: Les ressorts illicites de l'Etat. Paris: Karthala, pp. 127-148.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2005) 'The Politics of Ecotourism.' In: Ryan, C. and Page, S. and Aiken, M., (eds.), Taking Tourism to the Limits: Issues, Concepts and Managerial Perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 99-112.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2004) 'Ecotourists on the Beach.' In: Urry, J. and Sheller, M., (eds.), Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play. London: Routledge, pp. 32-43.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2003) 'Resisting Environmentalism: Global Environmental Governance and Local Dysgovernance.' In: Cochrane, F. and Duffy, R. and Selby, J., (eds.), Global Governance, Conflict and Resistance. London: Palgrave, pp. 155-173.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2002) 'Hot Gossip: Rumour as Politics.' In: Bondi, E., (ed.), Subjectivities, Knowledges, and Feminist Geographies: The Subjects and Ethics of Social Research. Boulder, CO.: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 172-190.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2015) 'Nature-Based Tourism and Neoliberalism: Concealing Contradictions.' Tourism Geographies . (In Press)
Duffy, R. and St. John, F.A.V. and Buscher, B. and Brockington, D. (2015) 'The militarization of anti-poaching: undermining long term goals?' Environmental Conservation . (In Press)
Duffy, Rosaleen (2014) 'What does Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) tell us about global environmental governance?' Global Environmental Politics, 14 (3). pp. 125-131.
Castree, Noel and Adams, W.A. and Barry, J. and Brockington, D. and Buscher, B. and Corbera, E. and Demeritt, D. and Duffy, Rosaleen and Neves, K. and Newell, P. and Pellizzoni, L. and Rigby, K. and Robbins, P. and Robbin, L. and Rose, D.B. and Ross, A. and Schlosberg, D. and Sorlin, S. and West, P. and Whitehead, M. and Wynne, B. (2014) 'Changing the Intellectual Climate.' Nature Climate Change, 4 . 763-768.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2014) 'Waging a War to Save Biodiversity: The Rise of Militarised Conservation.' International Affairs, 90 (4). pp. 819-834.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2014) 'Interactive Elephants: Tourism, Nature and Neoliberalism in Southern Africa.' Annals of Tourism Research , 44 (1). pp. 88-101.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2013) 'Global Environmental Governance and North-South Dynamics: The Case of CITES.' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (2). pp. 222-239.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2013) 'The International Political Economy of tourism and the neoliberalisation of nature: challenges posed by selling close interactions with animals.' Review of International Political Economy, 20 (3). pp. 605-626.
Bulkeley, Harriet and Andonova, Liliana and Backstrand, Karin and Betsill, Michelle and Compagnon, Daniel and Duffy, Rosaleen and Kolk, Ans and Hoffman, Matthew and Levy, David and Newell, Peter and Paterson, Matthew and Pattberg, Phillip and VanDeveer, Stacy (2012) 'Governing climate change transnationally: assessing the evidence from a survey of sixty initiatives.' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 30 (4). pp. 591-612.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2011) 'Global Networks: The World Bank and Transnational Environmental Management.' Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 3 (3). pp. 329-340.
Duffy, Rosaleen and Moore, Lorraine (2011) 'Encountering global regulations via local practices: The politics of animal welfare in elephant tourism.' Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19 (4-5). pp. 589-604.
Brockington, Dan and Duffy, Rosaleen (2010) 'Capitalism and Conservation: The Production and Reproduction of Biodiversity Conservation.' Antipode, 42 (3). pp. 469-484.
Duffy, Rosaleen and Moore, Lorraine (2010) 'Neoliberalising Nature: Elephant Back Tourism in Thailand and Botswana.' Antipode, 42 (3). pp. 742-766.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2008) 'Neoliberalising Nature: global networks and ecotourism development in Madagascar.' Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 16 (3). pp. 327-345.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2007) 'Gemstone Mining in Madagascar: transnational networks, criminalisation and global integration.' Journal of Modern African Studies, 45 (2). pp. 185-206.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2006) 'NGOs and Governance States: The Impact of Transnational Environmental Management Networks in Madagascar.' Environmental Politics, 15 (5). pp. 731-749.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2006) 'Global Governance, criminalisation and environmental change.' Global Crime, 7 (1). pp. 25-42.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2006) 'Global Environmental Governance and the Politics of Ecotourism in Madagascar.' Journal of Ecotourism, 5 (1-2). pp. 128-144.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2006) 'Global Governance and Environmental Management: The Politics of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa.' Political Geography, 25 . pp. 89-112.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2005) 'Global Environmental Governance and Local Resistance: Illegal Sapphire Mining in Madagascar.' Development and Change, 36 (5). pp. 825-843.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2005) 'The Politics of Global Environmental Governance: The Powers and Limitations of Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Central America.' Review of International Studies, 31 (2). pp. 303-327.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2002) 'Peace Parks: The Paradox of Globalisation.' Geopolitics, 6 (2). pp. 1-26.
Duffy, Rosaleen and Bondi et al, Liz (2000) '(Un) Doing Academic Practice: Notes from a Feminist Geography Workshop.' Gender, Place and Culture, 7 (4). pp. 435-439.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2000) 'Shadow Players: Ecotourism Development, Corruption and State Politics in Belize.' Third World Quarterly, 21 (3). pp. 549-565.
Duffy, Rosaleen (1999) 'The Role and Limitations of State Coercion: Poaching and Anti-Poaching Policies in Zimbabwe.' Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 17 (1). pp. 97-121.
Duffy, Rosaleen (1997) 'The Environmental Challenge to the Nation-State: Superparks and National Parks Policy in Zimbabwe.' Journal of Southern African Studies, 23 (3). pp. 441-451.
Duffy, Rosaleen and Humphreys, Jasper (2014) Mapping Donors: Key Areas for Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade (Africa and Asia). Evidence On Demand.
Duffy, Rosaleen and St. John, Freya (2013) Poverty, Poaching and Trafficking: What are the links? Evidence On Demand.
Duffy, Rosaleen and Emslie, Richard H. and Knight, Michael H. (2013) Rhino Poaching: How do we respond? Evidence On Demand.
Duffy, Rosaleen (2005) Global Politics and Peace Parks. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC.